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    • Michael Shnayerson interview

    • General Motors Corporation - History; EV1 automobile
    • Michael Shnayerson discusses his book, “The Car That Could.” He begins by explaining the beginning of the electric vehicle manufactured by General Motors. He talks about how GM influenced other car companies to make vehicles that did not rely...
    • Michael Mewshaw interview, 2006

    • Mewshaw, Michael, 1943- - Family; Mewshaw, Michael, 1943- - Relations with women; Novelists, American - 20th century - Biography; Birthparents - Identification
    • Michael Mewshaw discusses his autobiography, “If You Could See Me Now.” He begins by explaining that he had a girlfriend in college who put her daughter up for adoption, and the girl found him later in life looking for her mother. The...
    • Lawrence Graham interview

    • Academic achievement - United States - Handbooks, manuals, etc.; College students - United States - Conduct of life - Handbooks, manuals, etc.
    • Lawrence Graham discusses his book, “Conquering College Life.” He begins by explaining that he just graduated from Princeton and will be attending Harvard Law School. He describes the different types of roommates someone could have in...
    • Robert Greene interview, 2006

    • Conduct of life
    • Robert Greene discusses his book, “The 33 Strategies of War.” He begins by explaining that a good war strategy is to not fight at all, such as ignoring attacks like Queen Elizabeth I did during the defeat over the Spanish Armada. He talks...
    • Paul Cowan and Rachel Cowan interview, 1983 June

    • Interfaith marriage - United States; Marriage - Religious aspects - Judaism; Marriage - Religious aspects - Christianity
    • Paul Cowan and Rachel Cowan discuss their book, “Mixed Blessings.” They begin by explaining that they are an interfaith couple and decided to write their own wedding ceremony so they could incorporate both aspects of Judaism and Christianity. ...
    • Julie Buxbaum interview, 2008

    • Women lawyers - Fiction
    • Julie Buxbaum discusses her book, “The Opposite of Love.” She begins by explaining the plot of her book: a successful female lawyer named Emily who breaks up with her boyfriend and quits her job because she is looking for something more. ...
    • Olga Silverstein interview, 1994 April

    • Masculinity; Men - Psychology; Boys - Psychology; Mothers and sons; Child rearing
    • Olga Silverstein discusses her book, The Courage to Raise Good Men, which explores how we raise boys to become men. Silverstein presents a series of questions to describe and interpret how cultural definitions of masculinity and femininity impact...
    • Leonard Guarente interview

    • Aging - Genetic aspects; Aging - Molecular aspects
    • Leonard Guarente discusses his book, “Ageless Quest.” He begins by explaining that his book is about his personal search for eternal youth and to stop the aging process. He talks about his career as a biologist and professor at the...
    • Andre Dubus III interview

    • Iranian Americans - Fiction; Home ownership - Fiction; Immigrants - Fiction; San Mateo County (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Andre Dubus III discusses his book, “House of Sand and Fog.” Martinson begins by saying that the story could be an American tragedy of the 1990s. Dubus and Martinson go on to discuss the storyline of the book and how Dubus learned the Persian...
    • John Dean interview

    • United States - Politics and government - 2001-; Conservatism - United States; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
    • John Dean discusses his book, “Conservatives Without Conscience." Dean explains that his book examines how radical elements are damaging the Republican Party and the foundations of American democracy. He points to specific GOP policies that he...
    • Joseph Heller and Speed Vogel interview, 1986 March

    • Heller, Joseph - Health; Guillain-Barré syndrome - Patients - United States - Biography; Novelists, American - 20th century - Biography; Polyradiculoneuropathy - Personal Narratives; Heller, Joseph...
    • In a funny and at times, irreverent manner, Joseph and Speed talk about Joseph’s battle with Guillain–Barré syndrome, a debilitating disease that would leave him temporarily paralyzed, and the important roll that his friends played in taking...
    • Joyce Jillson interview, 1983 January

    • Women – Humor; Femininity – Humor;
    • Connie and Joyce’s discussion of ‘Real Women’, a witty, tongue-in-cheek look at sexism, covers a variety of topics ranging from why real women don’t pump gas to the direct impetus behind writing the book. In particular, Joyce highlights...
    • Saul Friedländer interview, 1997

    • Jews - Germany - History - 1933 - 1945; Jews - Persecutions - Germany - History - 20th century; Holocaust, Jewish (1939 - 1945) - Germany; Germany - Politics and government - 1933 - 1945; Germany - History - 1933 - 1945; Germany - Ethnic relations
    • Saul Friedländer discusses his book, Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1933 − 1939, volume 1, which explores the the early years of Jewish persecution in Nazi Germany prior to World War II. The years of persecution describes and interprets the steadily...
    • Aaron Hass interview, 1990 November

    • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Influence; Holocaust survivors - United States - Interviews; Holocaust survivors - United States - Mental health
    • Aaron Hass discusses his book, “The Aftermath.” He begins by explaining that for many people the Holocaust didn’t end in 1945 and their memories will haunt them for the rest of their lives. He talks about his own parents who were Holocaust...
    • Rob Kendt interview, 2005 March 07

    • Motion pictures - Casting - United States; Television programs - Casting - United States
    • Rob Kendt discusses his book, “How They Cast It.” He begins by explaining what “break down services” are and how casting directors are trying to unionize. He explains that casting directors are the unsung heroes of film and television. He...
    • Chaim Potok interview, 1991 May

    • Artists - Fiction; Jews - New York (State) - New York - Fiction; Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Chaim Potok discusses his book, “The Gift of Asher Lev.” He begins by explaining that his book is a sequel to the novel he wrote 20 years prior, “My Name is Asher Lev.” He describes that the book is about a man who goes back to Brooklyn...
    • Ken Follett interview, 1983 September

    • Escapes - Iran; United States - Foreign relations - Iran; Iran - Foreign relations - United States; Iran - History - 1979-1997
    • Ken Follet discusses the true story of a former Green Beret commander, Colonel Arthur D. “Bull” Simons, hired by Ross Perot to lead a daring rescue mission to free two of Perot’s executives from an Iranian jail during the 1979 Iranian...
    • Bruno Bettelheim interview, 1987

    • Child rearing; Parenting; Child psychology
    • Bruno Bettelheim discusses his book, “A Good Enough Parent.” He begins by explaining that the most important gift a parent can give his or her child is a sense of security and a positive sense of self. He talks about how parents can duplicate...
    • Samuel Marx and Joyce Vanderveen interview, 1990 October

    • Harlow, Jean, 1911-1937; Bern, Paul, 1889-1932; Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography; Motion picture producers and directors - United States - Biography
    • Samuel Marx and Joyce Vanderveen discuss their book, “Deadly Illusions.” Marx begins by explaining that the book began when he started asking questions about the apparent suicide of his friend Paul Bern. At the time of his death Bern was...
    • Michel Roux interview, 1984

    • Cooking, French;
    • Michel begins the interview talking about working with his brother. Michel also discusses the layout of the book and that he and his brother wanted to create a book that even a child could follow. Finally, he discusses his favorite recipes from the...

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